Adapted by Ursula Rani Sarma
Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini
Original music written and performed by David Coulter
Directed by Carey Perloff
A coproduction with Theatre Calgary
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater
Running Time: 2 hours, 35 minutes
Highest Rating! “A great storytelling success”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Epic . . . truly radiant!”Bay Area News Group
“Packs the cathartic emotional power that made the book a bestseller”—Stark Insider
“Gripping! There’s no denying the play’s power”—Huffington Post
“At once haunting and hopeful; shattering and uplifting . . . a searing adaptation”—BroadwayWorld.com
A Thousand Splendid Suns is the epic story of three generations of Afghan women who are bound together by marriage, family, and a secret past, amid the war-torn streets of modern-day Kabul. Strong-willed Laila, unmarried and pregnant, is forced to marry her older neighbor when her family and home are torn apart. In her new home, she forges an extraordinary and unlikely friendship with Mariam, her husband’s first wife, and together the two women find the hope and strength to raise a new generation. Based on the best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini that sold over seven million copies and featuring live music from composer and saw player David Coulter (Kronos Quartet; The Black Rider), this stunning world premiere is not to be missed.
This production depicts violence and mature themes, and utilizes theatrical smoke.
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